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"Last Gasp Radio" at BOSTON DOES BOSTON 8

  • Proof Gallery at The Distillery 516 East 2nd Street, # 20 South Boston, MA 02127 (map)

Last Gasp Radio, a mixed media alternate reality installation created in collaboration with Andi Sutton is included in BOSTON DOES BOSTON 8 at Proof Gallery. Opening Reception Saturday, January 17th, from 6-8pm.

In late-2014 Sutton and Kapplow started discovering discarded devices at second hand stores, each with the same archaic symbol embedded in it in some way.  These objects, when "tuned" by the artists using materials found in their respective studios, were found to pull down sounds from the ether – last gasps – of creatures, attitudes, life stages and states of being just recently gone extinct.

Developed specifically for BOSTON DOES BOSTON 8, Last Gasp Radio grows out of an earlier effort at collaboration where the artists tried desperately to use time in an atypical way (and failed.) The symbol of this effort, extracted from a graveyard via a lawyer, has been incorporated into this new work and neatly summarizes both projects far better than this description does.